Search Results: "Peter F. Drucker"


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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO PETER DRUCKER by Jack Beatty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 11, 1998

"Written with Drucker's cooperation, a loving portrait of a distinguished life that fails to measure up to its subject."
A slim volume by a senior editor of the Atlantic about the legendary figure who invented the business of management and whose theories profoundly influenced modern American corporations, including General Motors. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 29, 1968

The humanist view of the world which always held to some fundamental truth about experience, whether objective or subjective, has for a long while now been on the defensive. Read full book review >

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Released: June 5, 1985

"In brief, then, a provocative prescriptive guide that takes the measure of the responsibilities of both management and society in a fast-changing marketplace."
At a guess, Drucker's latest contribution to management literature will command appreciably less than half the attention being lavished on A Passion for Excellence (422). Read full book review >

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Released: April 29, 1981

"But even the narrowest of the pieces on management- and work-related issues—corporate boards, retirement, public-service programs—have something eye-opening to say."
Diverse essays, 1972-80, looking as usual chiefly to the future—a natural outlook for the nation's top business-management advisor and goad. Read full book review >

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Released: June 16, 1976

"Discussion of the subject is timely and though the book is filled with polemic, it may be the spark that ignites debate."
According to Peter Drucker, the last quarter century has witnessed an unrecorded economic gyration toward nothing short of a unique and salutary American brand of socialism—the ultimate ownership of the nation's business by the nation's workers, as beneficiaries of pension trusts. Read full book review >

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MEN, IDEAS, AND POLITICS by Peter F. Drucker
Released: July 28, 1971

"Drucker, a business school professor, has written several books, including The Concept of the Corporation (1964) and Technology, Management and Society (1970)."
Though it offers gleanings for students of economic theory and business, on balance this assortment of essays lacks weight as well as integration. Read full book review >

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Released: May 6, 1970

"Neatly argued, with points enumerated, expanded, illustrated, and tucked away, this is an accessible sampling of Drucker's insights on technological trends, their management, and their social implications."
Drucker has assembled twelve essays from his substantial backlog of conference papers and magazine articles of the past dozen years to convey the shape and substance of his thought on "how Man works." Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 1982

"Still: these are elegant people elegantly pondering diplomacy, etiquette, finance, adultery, anti-Semitism, history, old age, and the approaching Great War—and readers partial to a sedate, old-world sensibility will be richly rewarded."
Stately, low-key fiction from the well-known management guru: loosely connected vignettes (Drucker compares them to the movements of a quartet) from the lives of four distinguished Europeans who reach their later years around the turn-of-the-century. Read full book review >

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Released: April 30, 1980

"So much, too, for Drucker's latest go at managing the world from a swivel chair: it satisfices."
Some directives for business and institutional managers, some global-think for the Executive Board. Read full book review >

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MANAGING FOR RESULTS by Peter F. Drucker
Released: April 22, 1964

"And, yes, while you're at it — make some money."
"The business of America," in the unforgettable words of our 30th President, "is business." Mr. Drucker has a penchant for comparable profundities. Read full book review >

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"But on this stand, he is persuasive and stimulating, and writes with clarity and force."
Drucker's bold look-ahead proceeds from many of the economic and engineering facts of life in present-day America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Invaluable advice for building a business bridge to the 21st century."
The master of management theory (Managing for the Future, 1992, etc.) combines a succinct vision of what's ahead with a condensed training course for weathering the change. Read full book review >